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Violet Josephine Bowers

April 15, 1919 November 5, 2019
Violet Josephine Bowers
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Obituary for Violet Josephine Bowers

Violet Josephine Bowers, 100-year-old Vinita resident passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at the Heartsworth Nursing Center in Vinita. She was born on April 15, 1919 in Scott City, Kansas to Joseph and Ella Mae (Rogers) Parker. Violet was married to Delbert C. Bowers, he preceded her in death on April 22, 1990. She worked for over 25 years at Vinita Flag and Apron as a seamstress. Violet was a very active member of the Church of the Nazarene in Vinita, joining in 1960. She drove the church bus, taking many, many people to church over the years, she also taught Sunday school for many years there. Violet enjoyed crochet, sewing, making cakes and doing crafts in her free time.
Family preceding her in death include; her parents; husband Delbert C. Bowers, five siblings, Stacy, Bill, Cecil, Daisy and Hazel Parker; her children, June White, Jimmie Bowers and Delbert “Butch” Bowers.
She is survived by a daughter, Carol S. Beaver of Bartlesville; twenty-one grandchildren, forty-six great-grandchildren, fifty-nine great-great-grandchildren and eleven great-great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at the Burckhalter-Highsmith Chapel.
The celebration of life will be held on Friday, November 8, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Vinita Church of the Nazarene with Pastor David Stevens officiating. Interment will follow at the Fairview Cemetery in Vinita. Online condolences may be made at or the funeral home Facebook page. Arrangements are under the care of the Burckhalter-Highsmith Funeral and Cremation Service of Vinita.

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6:00 PM 11/7/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 11/7/2019 8:00:00 PM
Burckhalter-Highsmith Funeral Home Chapel

201 N. Wilson Street
Vinita, OK 74301

Burckhalter-Highsmith Funeral Home Chapel
201 N. Wilson Street Vinita 74301 OK
United States

Celebration of Life




2:00 PM 11/8/2019 2:00:00 PM
Church of the Nazarene

350 S Scraper Street Vinita, Oklahoma 74301

Church of the Nazarene
350 S Scraper Street Vinita, Oklahoma 74301

Cemetery Details


Fairview Cemetery Final Resting Place

Eastern State Road and N 2nd Street
Vinita, OK 74301

Eastern State Road and N 2nd Street Vinita 74301 OK
United States

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